neonatal tetany n.
A continuous general muscular hypertonicity in newborns and young infants. Also called tetanism.
- Neonatal mortality rate
neonatal mortality rate n. The ratio of the number of deaths in the first 28 days of life to the number of live births occurring in the same population during the same period of time.
[nee-uh-neyt] /ˈni əˌneɪt/ noun 1. a newborn child, or one in its first 28 days. /ˈniːəʊˌneɪt/ noun 1. a newborn child, esp in the first week of life and up to four weeks old n. “recently born infant,” 1905, coined from neo- + Latin natus “born,” past participle of nasci “be born” (Old Latin gnasci; […]
/ˌniːəʊˈneɪtɪˌsaɪd/ noun 1. the act of killing a baby in the first 24 hours of its life
[nee-oh-ney-tol-uh-jee] /ˌni oʊ neɪˈtɒl ə dʒi/ noun 1. the study of the development and disorders of newborn children. /ˌniːəʊnəˈtɒlədʒɪ/ noun 1. the branch of medicine concerned with the development and disorders of newborn babies n. branch of medicine concerned with newborn infants, 1960, from neonate “recently born infant” + -ology. neonatology ne·o·na·tol·o·gy (nē’ō-nā-tŏl’ə-jē) n. The […]